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Journey into the AWS Educate : Learning with Amazon’s new Learning Platform!

AWS Educate is Amazon’s new Learning Platform to Learn Amazon Web Services and it is basically free for all students and Educators who want to learn AWS Services and Explore all the new Stuff which AWS has to Offer that to Absolutely Free without any charges .

My Background: I am Cloud and Big Data Enthusiast , 4x AWS Certified , 3x Oracle Cloud Certified ,3x Azure Certified , AWS Educate Student Ambassador and recently 12x Cloud Career Pathways Certified and 7x AWS Educate Specialty Badges Certified through AWS Educate Platform .

What is AWS Educate ?? Why should you use AWS Educate to Learn Amazon Web Services ??

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AWS Educate is a grant program for educators, academic researchers and students. The program augments Amazon’s efforts to increase awareness of its public cloud services in the educational community.
Through AWS Educate, students and educators have access to content and programs developed to skill up for cloud careers in growing fields. AWS Educate also connects companies hiring for cloud skills to qualified student job seekers with the AWS Educate Job Board.

If you’re an educator, you can sign up for webinars and virtual office hours on topics such as “creating an online class for beginners” and “advanced topics in online learning” to aid your transition to remote learning. If you want to offer your students online learning modules on cloud computing, virtual cloud labs to your faculty, or get AWS Promotional Credit to build on AWS, join AWS Educate at no cost to access these resources.
If you’re a student, you can benefit with no-cost, at-home learning opportunities through AWS Educate Cloud Career Pathways and specialty badges, and online workshops and webinars to help you continue to build cloud skills.

What does AWS Educate Offer which makes it unique Learning Platform ?

With the a focus on real-world, applied learning experiences, AWS Educate offers students access to self-paced content designed to introduce cloud computing technologies that drive innovation in fields such as artificial intelligence, voice and facial recognition, gaming, medical advancements, and more .
Teachers can join AWS Educate to gain access to virtual classrooms, cloud content, up to $200 in AWS Promotional Credit, professional development, and more. Facilitator Guides. Facilitator guides complement the Cloud Explorer and Cloud Inventor badges. Classrooms. Streamlined Student Registration.

What are some AWS Educate benefits ?

Resources for Educators
TCEA educators receive automatic enrollment in the Cloud Basics Classroom, which enables you to invite up to 100 of your students to join the classroom and get their own AWS Educate benefits
Facilitator guides that complement badge content to help you lead conversations in the classroom

Access to tools such as Cloud9 for use with your students
AWS Credits for Educators
(renews annually)
AWS Educate account with $200 in AWS Promotional Credits if your school is an AWS Educate member institution
AWS Educate account with $75 in AWS Promotional Credits if your school is not an AWS Educate member institution
AWS Credits for Students
(renews annually)
AWS Educate Starter Account with $75 in AWS Promotional Credits if your school is an AWS Educate member institution
AWS Educate Starter Account with $30 in AWS Promotional Credits if your school is not an AWS Educate member institution
Beginning Cloud Curriculum for Students
Self-paced learning curriculum designed to introduce students to cloud computing basics
Cloud Inventor, Cloud Explorer, and Cloud Builder badges with fun interactive content and knowledge checks
Obtain additional badges as you complete more learning opportunities
Advanced Cloud Curriculum and Tools
Access to personalized cloud learning pathways with 30+ hours of content per path
Earn advanced digital badges that showcase cloud skills

My Experience of Using AWS Educate for Over 4 months daily for about 1 or 2 hours is it is really Amazon’ new Learning Platform for AWS . I have successfully completed 12 different cloud career pathways and also achieved 7 AWS Educate specialty badges and the journey towards achieving all of this has been great . I have started from being a beginner not knowing what is cloud computing ? what is AWS ? to Learning new things each and every day about Amazon Web Services.

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My suggestions to people new to Amazon Web Services is join AWS Educate Platform and watch lots of videos , learn new skills , practice new skills in AWS Educate Account and finally apply for jobs using AWS Educate Jobs Board.
Achieving AWS Educate Specialty Badges and Cloud Career Pathways is not a easy process, but with hardwork , determination and will to succeed you will definitely achieve all the AWS Educate Certifications and One thing is certain that no matter the end result but you will enjoy the journey ie learning new Skills and developing new Applications using those Skills .

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In case of any queries or doubts related to AWS Educate or any of AWS Services feel free to reach out to me on LinkedIn.
You can view my badges here.
I also am working on various AWS Services and Developing various AWS and Big Data Projects.
If you are interested in learning AWS Services then follow me on github.
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Teaching Tomorrow’s Cloud Workforce Today. — AWS Educate

Top comments (2)

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Pablo Ezequiel Inchausti

Hi Adit, nice post! There are some "Hands-on labs" in the platform, ten labs in total.
Do you know if they consume the account credit when you do thess?
Thanks for sharing!

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Adit Modi

AWS Educate labs can be used practice cloud skills in a sandbox environment with only an email address. No credit cards, or No Amazon or AWS account is required.